At work, we've been tasked with learning a little bit more about the basic breed groups of dogs. I wanted to go a little further and ask about something we're seeing more and more often at the school - total mutts from foreign countries. We have had several dogs now from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Panama. It seems like imported rescues are the next big thing here, people go gaga over them. Obviously this is a huge, varied demographic, and I don't think many (if any) generalizations can be made about these dogs. Each one I have met has been very, very unique. But I want to hear about your individual experiences with them, whether you own one, know one, or what. I'm looking specifically for dogs of indeterminate breed (whether you call them Pariah dogs, village dogs, feral, etc) or lineage who were living as a stray or homeless dog in a non-Western society. My questions are... What situation did your dog come from? How old were they when they were 'rescued', what kind of environment were they living in (city, village, rural)? What was their adjustment to their new life? Would you consider them independent? What is their play style like with other dogs? Are they welcoming of strangers? Fearful? Just aloof? Would the average pet owner consider them drivey? What about a sports owner? What are your challenges with this dog? What comes easily? I pretty much just want to hear about individual experiences. If you know a dog like this but not that intimately, I'd love to hear whatever input you can offer.